- MUSIC BOX: Jackson turns 100, Skynyrd turns 40
- GET OUT: Equal exposure in the Equality State
- Ice Bucket Challenge met locally
- CULTURE FRONT: Wallis returns to da streets
- Power to the pedestrian
- Don’t Ask Me No Questions
- Film series rides French New Wave
- WyoFile special: Who bankrolls Wyo.’s top-funded primary candidates?
- MUSIC BOX
- Author talks richness of the road
THEM ON US: Texas church plants bound for JH
JACKSON HOLE, WYO -
Texas church plants bound for JH
The Southwestern Assemblies of God University is planting a young couple in Jackson Hole. Faculty and staff raised $15,487.28 to help cover relocation expenses for Jeremiah and Bethany Feicht, who are expected to make a move to our valley this summer. Hopefully, they’ll be bringing their own house or their seed money might cover first-last and three months’ rent only.
The Feichts are SAGU alumni and recent staff members, according to a story in the Waxahachie, Texas, newspaper. SAGU alumni Jonathan Rumfield and Autumn Rumfield will join them on the move to Jackson.
Equality State? CNN doesn’t think so
CNN took a shot at Wyoming for the state’s large gender-based income gap. It’s the largest, in fact, in the United States. “Women: Beware the Wyoming income gap,” the headline in its June 11 story warned. The accompanying graphic showed a map of the country with the District of Columbia highlighted as the best example of a true equality state (women earn 90 cents for every dollar a man earns) and Wyoming was featured for its dismal ratio of 67 cents to a man’s dollar.
Wyoming’s lousy showing is far below the national average of $.77 to $1.00.
“Watch out, women workers in Wyoming. You’re probably earning a lot less than the men in your state,” CNN’s Tami Luhby wrote.
A Wyoming man is claiming Amelia Earhart’s plane was found two years ago and the company that located the wreckage has been sitting on that information while they bilk him for recovery funds.
Timothy Mellon, of Riverside, Wyo., filed a federal lawsuit in Cheyenne claiming a salvage company called The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery found the pioneering aviatrix’s Lockheed Electra in 2010 in the waters around the Kiribata atoll of Nikumaroro, about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii. Yet the company solicited more than $1 million from him last year to continue the search.
Mellon says TIGHAR captured underwater images of parts of the landing gear of the plane that disappeared in 1937. Mellon’s lawyers hired aviation experts who positively identified the found wreckage to be Earhart’s plane. TIGHAR lawyers deny the claim and say they are still intent on looking to solve aviation’s biggest mystery.
Wine, women and song
Wine experts are hard to come by in Wyoming. Real experts, that is. Of the 133 master sommeliers living in North America, none are to be found in Wyoming. There aren’t any in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana or Idaho, either, according to the Court of Master Sommeliers. The nearest state with a wine master is Colorado. Of the 201 total registered master sommeliers worldwide, living or dead, only 19 are women.
A master sommelier is the highest achievement a wine expert can achieve and Cody’s Amanda Luther wants to be one. At age 25, Luther hopes to gain the distinction by the time she’s 30. Luther said she would use her expertise in her hometown, fostering a new generation of fine dining snobs.
Luther has chronicled her progress on Youtube. We read the story in the Bremerton, Wash., newspaper Kitsap Sun. A similar story also ran in the Cody Enterprise.